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WRIT 3270 - Communication and Humanistic Health Care

Writing Studies is offering a new course for undergraduate students preparing for careers in healthcare. The course, Communication & Humanistic Healthcare (see attached flyer), explores the relationship between patient-practitioner interaction, communication and the ways practitioners explore empathy in art they create. The course is a response to two intertwined trends. Many believe that we are in danger of losing humanistic medicine to technology. Mcat, the entrance exam to medical schools has changed their testing emphasis from exclusively science to a new version to be implemented in 2015. Students will be asked to analyze and interpret exerps from sociological and humanities writings. Communication and Humanistic Healthcare provides initial training for this change in emphasis, as well as exposing healthcare students to humanities that explore their future careers. Check out the flyer for details! Please contact Bill West (westx005@umn.edu) for more information.